Brady attends Welfare Reform protest at Stormont

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Friday, September 14th, 2012
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Sinn Féin MLA Mickey Brady has reiterated the need to protect the most vulnerable against the Tory welfare reform cuts.

Making his comments at the protest against Welfare Reform organised by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions at Stormont on Tuesday 11th September Mr Brady said:

“This protest shows the level of people’s anger at the Tory led welfare reform agenda. Countless groups have opposed this agenda which will drive more people into poverty.

“Sinn Féin oppose this agenda and has met with the civic, community and political sectors including the four Churches, welfare advice groups, the Equality and Human Rights Commissions and the trade unions which is why we are here giving our support to this protest.”

He added, “There are unique circumstances in the north of Ireland such as higher levels of poverty, unemployment and disability which mean that this welfare reform agenda will impact more negatively locally.

“The phone never stops in my constituency office in Newry with people who are in danger of losing their benefits. This will only worsen as time goes on.”


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